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Play along with your subconscious; Sunday's Word Association. Join here . I say ... and you think ... ? 1. Groceries :: Staples 2. Deodorant :: Ban 3. Psychic :: Phenomenon 4. Cherries :: Jubilee 5. Spooky :: Movie 6. Yogurt :: With fruit on the bottom 7. Kitchen :: * Witch [ sorry, paganistic probably, but I'm getting in the Halloween spirit! *link ] 8. Nothing personal :: huh? Is that comment directed to me? Okay....how 'bout "No offense taken." 9. Be nice :: I try to be!! 10. Delivery :: Pizza dude's here!! Yay. ~...end Mutterings [ click here for commenting if you want to skip the Hurricane update found below] <><><> After just days since the third anniversary of America's disaster....not only from the devastating storm, Katrina, but the joke called FEMA---New Orleans is in line for another!! This morning as I type this the wind speed out there in the Gulf, the wind/rain/upcoming disaster is called Gustav!! The win
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About | Theme: " BEAUTIFUL " | Roll Next week " string[s] " Nothing like a beautiful bride...and a beautiful bride gown! I love the Victorian Style of long ago. These two photos [made sepia for today] are of my Grandmother on my Dad's side of the family. My Dad's mom. Her wedding day. If I had my druthers I would choose a style of gown like this for my wedding if the ceremony would take place today. I also clipped the photo to have a closeup of her beauty [to embiggen, click]. At least to me, she was beautiful. I only had a chance to know her for a short while...she died when I was very young, very very young!! ...~END PHOTO HUNT [To skip the next part of my Saturday blog -my recent gift- CLICK HERE FOR COMMENT BOX ] <><><> Dear Blog, I'm using you as my diary for now. Forgive me, but I was quite excited with my gift, and last week I kept track of my progress! For my birthday this year, my daughter (the dear
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Join Here BASKETS WITH A PURPOSE! If there is one thing in a home I really dislike, it's the ugly light and electrical switch plates. Especially the electrical outlets on a wall! I'm a firm believer in NOT painting them the same as a wall color for safety reasons. Yet, they loom up [excuse the expression] like a moon on an outhouse door! And electrical cords are another nuisance. I try my best to hide them when all times possible. About a year ago, when we repainted the white walls throughout the home to individual room colors, I wanted the entertainment center on the interior central wall in the living room. Which that entailed having a huge cable behind the carpet on the wall. Then, it had to be visible at the exterior wall where the cable went outdoors...so, I got a huge basket. Coiled up the extra length and stuffed it in the bottom of the basket and put flowers for the season inside. [shown below] And I continually try to find 'odd shaped baskets'
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edition #73 I'll let you in on a little secret of mine. It's true....I actually spent an entire afternoon searching on Google for a particular candy where I had high hopes of finding so I could order it; a candy I continually bought way back in the '60s and '70s. A waste of time for sure, but it was interesting in the fact that once I got started on the quest, I actually found other weirdos fanatics in search of the very same. At first I could not even remember the brand name. But, boy howdy, I could remember how tasty-tart they were. I remembered that they were imported [I was almost 100% positive they were from France], and that they came in a roll. Wrapped in white designed paper covering, foil and then the candies themselves were 'stacked' like lifesavers only wrapped individually ---and all one flavor. And the flavor [the one flavor I always bought was sour cherry] was to 'die for'!! So tart...so true to the real fruit taste....why, ev
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...~end Wordless This also will suffice for "Bridging the Gap" Photo Challenge [my comment form link found HERE ] <><><> Yesterday, as promised, my new best friend showed up around 1:30PM. [Not to mention he was cute too!] And young...virile....oh....dear....wait. I got side-tracked. Okay, Andy showed up. What a hunk! Dang!!! I'm doing it again. Anyway-y-y-y! He fixed our air conditioner. If you read my Tuesday blog and all my 'talk' you will remember that in the heat and humidity the AC stops throwing cold air out Monday morning. They couldn't come 'til Tuesday afternoon for the service call. It's fixed, and it's gonna form icicles on the cats' whiskers cupboards before I feel better. Luckily, when we moved from Tucson, we had a huge window AC that was portable in case the outdoor unit went on the fritz. We never used it....but we moved it with us for the same purpose. At least the dining room was a bi
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Join Here Who is it that says: "Can we Talk?"...Is it Joan Rivers? Ya, I think so. So, let's talk a bit. About going to the grocery store. I've come to the conclusion that if you plan on going to shop there for just a few items, don't enter when you're hungry! I went into H E Bs [a local Texas chain of grocery stores] just the other day and had just a short list of things to buy. Orange Juice, Cat Food, and a case of Bottled Water. That was it. I figured just in and out; no problems. Then, I'd be on my way back home in no time. Well, the talk around our home is "Don't go shopping for groceries if you haven't eaten in a while...it'll cost you!" And sure 'nough. It did! I ended up inside with the grocery cart and headed for the fresh fruit. Now, in today's times that particular branch of the store is expensive for what you're buying. Exception would be bananas. They're still a reasonable price. $0.
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Trivia, huh? Which reminds me of a student's answer on a history quiz: Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. and The first world war, caused by the assignation of the Arch-Duck by an anahist, ushered in a new error in the anals of human history. Mama Drama ladies are our hosts this week for Fun Monday. And we have a doozie category this week! A "Fun" one, and I can't wait to sit and read what others have for their trivia remembered..... Are you ready for the topic? Here goes: Remember way back in elementary school when you had to do a report on James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States and you told the class all about how he was shot after only four months in office? You also remember that he recovered after a week, but doctor's continued to probe at the healed wound causing complications and resulting in his death almost three months later? Okay, we all knew that about Garfield, but you also remember that James Garf
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My mutterings are below the weekend photos I posted for my Sunday Snippet Section. Taken from our driveway - August 22st about 7 a.m. As Shakespeare states in his play "Venus and Adonis" -Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.- Or found in the Bible Matthew 16 chapters 2-3 Jesus says: -When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.- I then when I witness a beautiful red sunrise or a gloriously crimson sunset, I think of the adage "Red sky in the morning, sailors' warning. Red sky at night, sailors' delight". And the 'scientist in me' wants to have that explained. During sunrise and sunset the sun is low in the sky, and it transmits light through the thickest part of the atmosphere. When we s